Written by: Melodie Tegay
Transitioning to a blended family is a new experience for any child. This is a great book to help your little one not feel alone and understand that there are others going through similar experiences. Hannah’s Two Homes is all about one little girls experience and how she deals with having two homes after her parents separate. She is able to find the best in both homes and talks about all the differences.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household):
1. How old in Hannah?
2. How many homes do you have?
3. Which home is Hannah’s fish at?
4. Where does Hannah celebrate Christmas?
5. Which illustration is your favorite and why?
6. What could Hannah do when she misses her other family?
7. How does each family show Hannah she is loved?
8. What do you like best about your room?
Experiencing change is difficult at any age, but even more so as a child. There are so many unknown’s and things that they don’t understand. If your child is going to have two homes take the time to talk about all the positive ways it will be great. Make sure they understand they will be loved and be able to reach out to each parent at each home, just like Hannah was able to pick up the phone. Differences can be great, even if it takes time to adjust. A fun activity after reading this book would be to make a chart of all the similarities and differences of the child’s two homes. Make sure you can incorporate some things that are the same, a bed time routine, or bath time, a comfort item they can bring to each house. Taking the time to talk to them and acknowledge their feelings will show you care and love them.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Hannah’s Two Homes
Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon
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